Jason adding a toy to our annual Toys for Tots collection box for children in need this holiday season. (Boxes will be picked up on Dec 14. Here is a link to donate if you are unable to stop by and would like to contribute.)
There truly is no place like home for the holidays. When I think back on all the special moments with my wife and kids and my experience growing up — every gift given, every family gathering, every traditional food cooked — they all take place in the heart of our homes. And which rooms are most popular? I venture to say that the kitchen draws the crowds and the bathrooms are an oasis of calm – especially in the midst of Christmas chaos.
Enhancements and updates for your kitchen and bathrooms are the type of gifts that keep on giving — they will last far into the future and make your family smile for years to come. That’s why this holiday season, instead of doing our regular “Showroom Favorites” blog, we’ve put together a Gift Guide. In it, you will find some creative suggestions for gifts that will elevate your environment and add both comfort and elegance. We think these items could be perfect for your spouse, family, or friends — curated by none other than our Elf on the Shelf, Bubbles.
Because who doesn’t love a good gift guide this time of year?
Have a wonderful holiday season! Jason Sevinor
THE GALLEY WORKSTATION
This is the PERFECT gift for a home chef and/or someone who loves to entertain. The addition of this piece changes the dynamic in the kitchen. Over the past few decades, people have been shifting where they spend time in their homes, yet kitchen design has not evolved dramatically. The Galley Workstation reflects the evolution and allows the kitchen work flow to accommodate socializing and group meal prep. In your Galley Workstation, you can chop, strain and mix easily, while participating in conversations with family and guests. You can then efficiently transition to serving, and finally: cleaning, without a lot of fuss and commotion.
DXV SMART TOILET
Yes, it’s true — a toilet with all the bells and whistles CAN make your bathroom more luxurious. The trend that began overseas has arrived on our shores and we love it! The DXV Smart Toilet brings advanced hygiene and modern convenience through state-of-the-art technology — from heated seats to self-cleaning water spray nozzles to hands-free operation. Once you have the experience of sitting on a warm seat on a winter day, you will put this on the top of your list!
FRANZ VIEGENER INDUSTRIAL CHIC FAUCET
Here’s a fun way to capitalize on a current hot trend. Add some machine-age-inspired design to your bathroom with Franz Viegner’s award-winning industrial chic widespread lavatory faucet. You can add a pop of your personality by choosing from 10 unique finishes. Although black, red, and brushed nickel are the favorites, we have seen the faucets done in hot pink for a young girl’s bathroom and navy blue for a seaside locale.
HUDSON VALLEY LIGHTING
Incorporate a touch of New York’s illustrious history into your bathroom with designs by Hudson Valley Lighting. Does your personal aesthetic lean towards colonial architecture, industrial grit, or cosmopolitan glamor? This line includes a wide breadth of great fixtures that mix well with traditional, modern, and transitional styles.
OCEANIA FREESTANDING SOAKER WITH CUSTOM EXTERIOR COLOR
First comes love, next comes … a gorgeous tub. Nothing says “you deserve more relaxation time” like this Oceania Freestanding Soaker. Its dramatic form and eye-catching color make it the focal point of your bathroom escape. We have this blue version on display and everyone comments on its sleek shape. It was difficult to choose which color because the tub looks amazing in all the tones of the rainbow and can be completely customized.
The ultimate functional piece for any bathroom, the Jaclo Storm Showerhead features a whopping eight adjustable jets with 64 individual sprays. This will fit right into a stocking and is sure to be the hot topic once it is revealed. During this time of festive gatherings, it is also the perfect hostess gift — most people do not have a fabulous showerhead and using one on a daily basis can be life changing! They will be surprised by the gift and then thank you forever.
CYAN DESIGN PORTHOLE MIRROR
Do you live by the water? If you do, you can expand upon the nautical theme in your bathroom or powder room with this porthole-inspired mirror. In a gleaming nickel finish, the frame of the mirror offers a seafaring vibe and stays current with its round mirrored glass. If you yearn for sea breezes, but remain land-locked, you can use this mirror as the foundation for a design that integrates items that bring to mind boats and beaches.
How about taking the plunge and going for a sleek, modern look for your bathroom? This Lacava vanity with black detailing could make your space POP. It is on trend, yet can co-exist with a variety of styles by carefully selecting accessories to help it either blend or go bold.
DORNBRACHT SHOWER FIXTURES
Dornbracht spends time and attention on their finishes to ensure that each fixture feels like it has been hand honed and polished. The metal is exquisitely molded to create a smooth surface that is imbued with the essence of quality and style. The Dornbracht shower collection provides options that offer the possibility of a luxurious experience in the midst of your daily tasks and chores. Their handheld shower set with individual flanges with volume control will make your shower feel more like a spa.
BTI INSTANT HOT WATER SYSTEM
For the friend or loved one who is a tea aficionado — gift them the most advanced Instant Hot Water Dispenser on the market. The BTI Instant Hot Water System features a compact, space-saving design with an insulated stainless steel tank, as well as automatic safety sensors and 60-cups per hour capacity. Bonus: it’s totally eco-friendly. No more delays when you are ready to indulge in a hot beverage. No more worries about when the tea kettle was last cleaned. This is a functional gift that will bring an unlimited amount of joy to its new owners.
Visit our showrooms in Watertown and Beverly to see these items in person. We know they will be a big hit this holiday season!